A book on the TIFR Art Collection, written by Mortimer Chatterjee and Tara Lal was released on October 30, 2010. Published by the TIFR Endowment Fund and produced by Marg Foundation, this book describes the collection through
reproductions and short sketches about selected artists, including biographical details, and will aim to guide contemporary viewers to see the paintings and sculptures as windows to the cultures that produced them.
It had become apparent that just as the documents and photographs in the Institute's collection were invaluable for the history of modern science in India, the extraordinary quality and range of the Institute's art collection were equally priceless for tracing the historical context of modern Indian art. In creating this art collection, Homi Bhabha intended the paintings and sculptures to contribute significantly not only to the cultural enrichment of the TIFR community, but also towards the preservation of a significant era of Indian art.
The TIFR Art Collection is the first study of one of the earliest and most important collections of modern Indian art. Mortimer and Tara Lal are partners in the Mumbai-based gallery Chatterjee and Lal.
CONVENOR'S ADDRESS DURING THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK ON THE TIFR ART COLLECTION
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